About Us

Air Accessories History

Air Accessories was established in 1967 and has been trading from the present address since 1980. We also have branch sales offices in Manchester and Scotland. We began marketing Aventics - Bosch pneumatic equipment in 1978 and, following Aventics / Bosch's acquisition of Rexroth Fluid Power Division (now Aventics), we now offer an extensive choice of products from the huge combined Bosch Rexroth Pneumatic range. We have now become the U.K.'s leading Distributor of these products.

In our Sheffield factory we manufacture Aventics - Bosch Rexroth ISO VDMA pneumatic cylinders / pneumatic rams from 32mm to 250mm bore, often at very short notice in response to breakdown situations. Because they are made to the internationally recognised ISO VDMA 6431 15552 standard, we can produce a cylinder / ram to replace any ISO VDMA 6431 15552 pneumatic cylinder within 24 hours to include Parker, Norgren, SMC & Festo. We also provide a pneumatic cylinder repair / pneumatic ram repair service for most makes of pneumatic cylinder to include: Bosch, Parker, Metal Work, SMC, Norgren, Martonair, Festo, Origa, Matara, Pneumax, Camozzi, Bimba, Baldwin.

In addition to Bosch pneumatic cylinders / rams, we also manufacture a range of products known as our 'Z' Series. The 'Z' series products are heavy duty in design and application and usually found in heavy engineering, agriculture and aggregate industries (including cement, bitumen and brick production), these products are interchangeable with other leading brands of similar products. We can also manufacture other types of cylinder to drawings, patterns or samples provided.

More recently we have been appointed Distributors of Bosch Rexroth Linear Products. Ergonomics for the workplace, which include extruded aluminium sections and components (described by some as a modern 'Meccano' system) for use in the construction of frameworks, assembly work stations and machine guards. Turnkey projects are undertaken from the design stage (using in-house C.A.D) through to final assembly and installation.

In addition to Aventics / Bosch Rexroth Pneumatics & Bosch Rexroth Linear Technology, we are also a key distributor for Metal Work pneumatic equipment as well as many other manufacturers, to include; SMC, Festo, PCL, Wade, Norgren, Martonair, Clippard, Pneumax, Baldwin, Origa, Crane, Mead, Domnick Hunter, CKD, Mead, MAC Valves, Parker Pneumatic, Herion, Burnand, Burkert, PIAB, Ross Valves, Ross Pneumatic and Wilkerson.

We have a fully-equipped machine shop to include: CNC milling machine, CNC lathe, centre lathes, conventional milling & slotting machines, enabling us to manufacture special 'one-off' parts to a drawing or sample. We regularly refurbish rollers and shafts and make up special parts for machinery in the food, drink and dairy industries. We offer a refurbishment service for most types of pneumatic equipment, from valves and cylinders (including rodless cylinders) to air tools and gripper units.


More recently we have concentrated our efforts on offering total fluid power supply and service. We have made significant investment into the Hydraulic field of expertise. We now have a time served Hydraulic Secialist Engineer and the relevent machinery to make and refurbish Hydraulic Cylinders. As with our Pneumatic Cylinder capabilities, we can now manufacture Hydraulic Cylinders to a Standard, a Patttern, A Drawing or as a Commission whereby we would undertake the design. All cylinders are hydraulically tested here on site in Sheffield.

This is further comlimented by our Bosch Rexroth Sales Partner status and being able to offer the full range of Hydraulic products with competitive pricing and service. Within the Bosch Rexroth programme is a facility to cross reference other Hydraulic Manufacturers products and convert them to Bosch Rexroth products. This is very useful for Hydraulic Filter Elements and Hydraulic Valves.


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